Fifth Street Farms House Concerts

http://www.fifthstfarms.com/ Fifth Street Farms is a virtual hundred-year-old farmstead in a historic part of Berkeley. Crops include music, art, apricots, raspberries and letterpress printing.

Activities include House Concerts: presenting acoustic, roots, international folk and cross-cultural artists from all over. We offer light refreshments (feel free to bring something) and a beautiful room with great acoustics and folding chairs up close to the music. Upstairs, not wheelchair-accessible. Doors open at 7, music at 7:30. Cost is $15-20 (you decide), all proceeds go to the musicians. Be sure to email [email protected] to reserve your seat! We've had concerts here for ten years. Here's a list of some past performers: Chic Gamine Gregory Page Kaivama Jenna Mammina Teslim Blackberry Bushes Mia and Mikael Marin Janam

Andrew Griffin / David Landon / James Nash
Sat, July 20
You’re invited to a rare Fifth Street evening of singers, songwriters, stories and tales, with three talented guitarists and guardians of tradition. Named one of “50 Transcendent Acoustic Guitarists” by Guitar Player magazine, James Nash brings with him subtlety and bravado, and a genre-bending approach to both music and writing. Andrew Griffin’s work highlights his strong individual voice and outlook. David Landon is a premier guitarist and vocalist who’s returned to his first love of acoustic music, crossing musical boundaries from foot-stomping to mellow.
Together, the three friends and colleagues will swap stories and songs in a warm, captivating performance of community and good music.

Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat, fifthstfarms dot com
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat, fifthstfarms dot com

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Kora Feder

Kora Feder, Fri, June 7
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Both delicate and bold, Kora Feder (rhymes with “cedar”) is a rising voice in the new generation of folk songwriters up to the task of confronting the times we live in. "The most talented new singer-songwriter I've heard in the past decade,” says Rich Warren, host of Folkstage in Chicago and recent inductee into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame.

Feder holds a degree in Global Studies with a focus on songwriting as empowerment in indigenous and migrant communities. She spent two years wielding a backpack and guitar in places like China, India, Thailand and Italy. While attending lectures, writing essays and leading songwriting workshops, she composed a collection of songs that reflect stories encountered along the way. In 2017 she graduated and recorded her debut solo EP, Marigolds. The set of 5 original songs was met with glowing reviews, described as “a melodic salutation to all that is neglected and forgotten by a world at the mercy of Father Time; the carefully conceived work of a thoroughly engaging and exceptionally capable storyteller.” (A Lonely Ghost Burning, UK).

Performing both as a solo singer-songwriter and supporting instrumentalist since the age of 15, Feder has appeared on stages across the world: from a weekend special on Thai PBS in Bangkok, to folk festivals across the United States. In 2018 she was chosen to perform in songwriting showcases at the Kerrville Folk Festival and Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and was a main stage act at Northern California’s acclaimed Strawberry Music Festival along with Greg Brown, Nicki Bluhm and Del McCoury. Music veteran Joe Craven described her Strawberry set as “brilliant and life changing.” Kora’s first full length record was just released. It’s called ‘In Sevens’ - produced by Brotherton (Robert Earl Keen, Caroline Herring, Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson, etc.). Feder grew up in the Northern California music scene playing clawhammer banjo and mandolin with parents Rita Hosking and Sean Feder. She currently calls Brooklyn, NY home.
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat, fifthstfarms dot com

korafeder.com Brooklyn based, nationally touring singer-songwriter.

Meraki Quartet

Meraki Quartet, Sun, June 2
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The Meraki Quartet formed right here in Berkeley in 2016 through the Crowden Music Center’s Youth Chamber Music Program. The members of the quartet are now in high school, but don't let their youth throw you off. This group of talented young women--violinists Sofia Matthews and Jun Yong Liu, violist Anna Renton and cellist Isabelle Nichols--is already well on its way. In 2017, the quartet was awarded the Jane Galante Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar. They've appeared on NPR’s From the Top with Christopher O'Riley, performed in San Francisco with the Alexander String Quartet, opened for the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and earlier this month the quartet was awarded the Bronze Medal at the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
At Fifth Street they'll play:
Mozart - String Quartet K. 575
Debussy - String Quartet in G, Op. 10
Price - "Felipe" for String Quartet

Come join us for this opportunity to see an amazing local quartet with a bright future. You'll be able to say you knew them when....
Reservations
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat, fifthstfarms dot com

Meraki Quartet A dynamic young string quartet, with a repertoire ranging from Mozart to Michael Jackson, Bach to Beatles and Pachelbel to Piazolla.

Fifth Street Farms House Concerts

This weekend!!

Paper Wings, Sat, May 25
Paper Wings is the acoustic duo of Emily Mann and Wilhelmina Frankzerda. These two young women have been deeply immersed in the West Coast music scene for most of their lives. They joined forces several years ago based on their shared love of tradition, classic sounds, and their compelling feelings for both classic and original music. They are terrific instrumentalists, and feature wonderful vocal harmonies over a rotating case of fiddles, guitar, and banjo. Between the two of them they have worked with Aoife O'Donovan, Darol Anger, Sean Watkins, Darrell Scott, Laurie Lewis, Tim O'Brien, Mike Marshall, Kai Welch, John Reishman, and Rushad Eggleston. This is the big time, and their second album comes out this month. This music is fine, agile, rough and ready, innovative and timeless. Don’t miss this show.
Reservations fifthstfarms . com
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat.
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Paper Wings

Paper Wings, Sat, May 25
Paper Wings is the acoustic duo of Emily Mann and Wilhelmina Frankzerda. These two young women have been deeply immersed in the West Coast music scene for most of their lives. They joined forces several years ago based on their shared love of tradition, classic sounds, and their compelling feelings for both classic and original music. They are terrific instrumentalists, and feature wonderful vocal harmonies over a rotating case of fiddles, guitar, and banjo. Between the two of them they have worked with Aoife O'Donovan, Darol Anger, Sean Watkins, Darrell Scott, Laurie Lewis, Tim O'Brien, Mike Marshall, Kai Welch, John Reishman, and Rushad Eggleston. This is the big time, and their second album comes out this month. This music is fine, agile, rough and ready, innovative and timeless. Don’t miss this show.
Reservations fifthstfarms . com
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat.
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Gerry O'Connor & Richard Mandel: Selections

Gerry O'Connor & Richard Mandel
Sat, May 4
Gerry O’Connor grew up in County Louth, in a family of musicians, dancers and singers. His mother Rose taught Gerry and his brothers and sisters fiddle at home, and she continued to teach from there for 40 years. Students travelling from Armagh and Dublin, as well as closer to home, came to learn from one of the best teachers around. Gerry’s father Peter was a singer whose seven uncles all played music. Gerry won numerous All-Ireland titles between 1967 and 1973 in a range of formations including duet, trio and four Céili band titles.
Playing with John Joe Gardiner in the 1970’s formed Gerry's style of music, focusing on the fluid and ornamented lyrical fiddle playing of the great Sligo masters. His own background in step dancing translates into a vibrant pulsating dance music for which he is noted; today he is regarded as one of the great fiddle players of his generation. He teaches fiddle at the Willie Clancy Summer School and at master classes throughout Europe. When at home, Gerry works as a violin maker and restorer.
Richard Mandel fell into the well of Irish music in the mid-‘90s and was soon driving every session he could get into. As a first-call accompanist, Richard has performed with legendary Irish musicians including Paddy Keenan, Jimmy Keane, Mick Maloney, Paddy O’Brien, Tony DeMarco and many others. Richard plays in the trio Three Mile Stone with mandolinist Marla Fibish and fiddler Erin Shrader.

Here’s a couple videos of the lads playing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=24&v=Vw6AoTMDGLU

Reservations: fifthstfarms.com/reservations/

There may be a few seats opening up for a rare Fifth Street jazz show: Dan Zemelman with Tiffany Austin
Fri, April 26 - add your name to the waiting list on the Reservations page

Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat.
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Gerry O'Connor, fiddle Richard Mandel, guitar March 2, 2017 The Plough and Stars, San Francisco Opening night of the 2017 Crossroads Irish-American Festival ...

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Kathy Kallick Band, Fri, Apr 5
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The Kathy Kallick band is based on the west coast, from the San Francisco Bay Area to Anchorage, and their powerful mixture of original and classic music has great appeal everywhere. Their latest release, “Horrible World,” has been out for a few months and is getting played throughout the world(s) of bluegrass/folk/acoustic music radio. The album contains a half-dozen new Kathy compositions, an original instrumental from KKB member Tom Bekeny, distinctive covers of numbers learned from Bill Monroe, the Carter Family, and Bob Wills, plus a couple of unique interpretations of traditional songs. Kathy’s exceptional career includes winning a Grammy and two IBMA Awards and collaborating with the country’s top acoustic musicians – including her mighty current band: Annie Staninec (fiddle), Greg Booth (dobro, banjo), Tom Bekeny (mandolin), and Cary Black (acoustic bass), all of whom provide sterling harmony vocals.

Led by one of the music’s extraordinary composers and vocalists, the Kathy Kallick Band is among the most dynamic and affecting groups in bluegrass, and have nearly as much fun as the audience when performing. The material is compelling, the songs have lots to say, the tone ranges from humorous to bittersweet to soulful, the instrumental playing is dazzling, the vocals luminous.
Doors at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required, fifthstfarms dot com

kathykallick.com Welcome to the Kathy Kallick Band “Jaw-dropping awesome!!!” is how the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival describes the KKB. The band looks forward to proving them right at every show and with every spin! The Kathy Kallick Band is based along the west coast, from the San Francisco Bay Area to An...

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Whiskey Deaf Bluegrass Band | Portland OR

Whiskey Deaf, Fri, Mar 29
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Whiskey Deaf is a top-notch bluegrass / old-time / early country music band from Portland, Oregon. Fiddler Annie Staninec has been playing since age 4, plays now with the Kathy Kallick band, and is sought out by musicians all over the country. Ethan Lawton, a terrific songwriter and mandolin player, has been at Fifth Street with Western Centuries. Jamie Blair, John Kael and Dee Johnson fill out the lineup. This Whiskey Deaf show highlights a full complement of bluegrass and old-time shows here and we’re thrilled to have them.
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat.
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whiskeydeaf.com Whiskey Deaf is a Portland Bluegrass Band, playing traditional bluegrass, old-time and early country. We play festivals, concerts and private events, and can perform as a small combo or full band.

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MUSA, Fri, Mar 15
http://www.musasfbaroque.com/
MUSA's mission is to present historically informed performances of Baroque and Classical chamber music, showcasing talented young performers. Their programs present interesting and unusual themes, and this program is no exception! In this concert MUSA takes us on a journey to explore the dynamic and complex cultural exchanges between Western Europe and China in the 17th and 18th centuries. Works performed will include a violin sonata written by the missionary Teodorico Pedrini and some transcriptions of Chinese tunes by Western composers.
Rita Lilly, soprano; Mindy Ella Chu, mezzo-soprano; Addi Liu, violins; David Wong, guqin and guzheng; Laura Gaynon, cello; Derek Tam, harpsichord.
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Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat, at fifthstfarms dot com.

musasfbaroque.com MUSA • baroque ensemble

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Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands — Quicksilver Productions

Bluegrass Pride & Fifth Street Farms Present Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Sun, March 10
Short Notice! Surprise Show at Fifth Street Farms: Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis is internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator. She was a founding member of The Good Ol’ Persons and The Grant Street String Band, and has performed and recorded since 1986 with her musical partner, mandolinist Tom Rozum. Laurie has twice been voted “Female Vocalist of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association and has won the respect and admiration of her peers.
This show is in partnership with Bluegrass Pride and their 2019 season of bringing bluegrass to a wider audience.
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat at fifthstfarms dot com

quicksilverproductions.net Few are more conscious and intentional in their journey through Appalachian histories and musical treasures than Kaia Kater. Born in Quebec of mixed Afro-Caribbean ancestry, she now resides in Toronto and spends extensive time in West Virginia, where she studies balladry and traditional dance.

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Waiting List Only: The Crooked Jades, Sat, Mar 2
http://crookedjades.com/
One of the most innovative, spirited, and creative groups playing in America, The Crooked Jades take a deep, fresh look at old-time and traditional American and English folk music. One festival says: “The Jades are the perfect combination of fresh energy and raw antiquity, staying so true to the old stuff you feel like you’re hearing ghosts of the past…their performance is vibrant enough that at one point I actually had an honest to goodness religious experience.” The Jades just released a new album, “Empathy Moves the Water,” and are again collaborating with ODC Dance in upcoming SF shows. This show is sold out, but there may be some seats that will open up.
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.

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Ashley Broder

Ashley Broder Trio, Sat, Feb 23
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The Ashley Broder Trio carves out a unique sound within the “chamber folk” genre. Renowned instrumentalists Ashley Broder, Ben Schreiber, and Aria DiSalvio join forces to perform Broder's originals and some traditional fiddle favorites. Mandolin, electric mandolin, fiddle, and cello weave melodies, textures, and harmonies to create a sound that has been described as “cinematic and transportive.” Hailed as a 'mandolin phenomenon' by the San Diego Tribune, Ashley's compositions are the main staple of the trio. She crafts melodies and haunting harmonies that distinguish her works easily from the norm. Her other projects include an accordion/mandolin duo featured on the podcast “Welcome to Night Vale,” as well as the classical/folk trio Fire and Grace and Ash. Schreiber on fiddle and cellist DiSalvio bring their refined technique and cool harmonies to the show. Although the trio is new on the scene, they’re each at the top of their game and eager to create a reputation for the ensemble. Here’s a comment about Ashley’s album: "…so soft and subtle that many folks may not even realize how intricate and beautiful the music is...at a time when some musicians focus on volume, technology, and speed…these tracks come across as inspired and very, very focused."
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat. http://www.fifthstfarms.com/reservations/

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John Reischman & The Jaybirds, Mon, Feb 4
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“…an accomplished, experienced band at the peak of their powers, with musicianship of the very highest order. The Jaybirds put their own particular stamp on bluegrass, old time and acoustic roots music, with a satisfying blend of traditional and modern styles, and they also give the impression that they really enjoy playing together. There’s plenty here to please both bluegrass traditionalists and lovers of modern American folk music, especially for those with an appreciation of great harmony singing as well as masterful instrumental playing.”Doors open at 7, music at 7:30
$20 cash at the door — all proceeds go to the musicians.
Reservations required to assure you a seat. http://www.fifthstfarms.com/reservations/

thejaybirds.com John Reischman & The Jaybirds   On That Other Green Shore showcases an accomplished, experienced band at the peak of their powers, with musicianship of the very highest order. The Jaybirds put their own particular stamp on bluegrass, old time and acoustic roots music, with a satisfying blend of tra...

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